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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

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WINEMAKER NOTES

    smells like:    black cherry, plum, mocha
    tastes like:    dark fruit, cassis, savory nuance     
    mouthfeel:    perfectly balanced, silky and elegant, rich finish
    drink with:    steak; cassoulet; grilled portobello mushrooms


The 2013 Vintage

2013 marked the warmest summer on record for the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and moist, with bud break occurring in mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didn’t stop - temps rose over 100° quite often! The first week of September brought relief: cooler days and nights which allowed for the development of our trademark Walla Walla Valley acidity. Harvest began around this same time, finishing right on schedule at the end of October.


VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed.
Founding member of VINEA.


WINE SPECIFICS

Varietal(s): 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Syrah,
1% Petit Verdot
Vineyard(s): 24% Pepper Bridge, 22% Les Collines, 19% Seven Hills, 17% Summit View, 10% Goff,
8% Octave
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 96% French, 4% American; 74% neutral, 26% new
Harvest Date(s): 9/18 - 10/22, 2013
Finished Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Production: 6,387 cases

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Awards & Accolades
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of cocoa, herb, woodspice and blue and black fruit lead to lush, palate-coating dark fruit flavors that display depth and richness, backed by a dry lick of tannins."
91 Points, Wine Spectator: "Rich and ripe, playing the blueberry, plum and spice flavors against nubby tannins, shaping them into a round and expressive finish."
91 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "This Cabernet begins with aromas of red currant, smoke, blackberry preserves, and black tea. The palate has nice weight with flavors of blackberry jam, coffee grounds, green bell pepper and suggestions of tar. Delicious wine that will cellar beautifully for another decade. Drink 2016-2026."